Team Ireland will face the toppers of their table, New Zealand. Ireland pulled off a stunner against England but couldn’t propel against any other teams in the Super 12 round. Meanwhile, New Zealand wasn’t able to win over the mighty English team, but still on top of the table and just needed a win to get qualified for the Semis.
We predict this game will be easy for the New Zealand team. If the Blackcaps get to chase, they will win with no less of a wicket or maybe one or two. If New Zealand gets to bat first, it will be one batter from the firm Kiwi batting order who will go for a big run. And the New Zealand bowlers will be too tough to handle for the Irish team.
Ground: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Date: 4th Nov 2022
Time: 9.30 AM IST / 4:00 AM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
The pitch in Adelaide oval is most suitable for batting, especially for the white ball.
Probable Playing XIs for NZ vs IRE
Finn Allen, Devon Conway (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee
Andy Balbirnie(c), Paul Stirling, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker(wk), Simi Singh, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Mark Adair
Captain: T Boult
Ireland batters will find facing the swing master T Boult very hard. With the conditions favoring him, T Boult will be unstoppable.
Vice-captain: D Conway
D Conway will continue his form and make prolific runs against the Irish bowling attack, which isn’t too attacking.
Wicketkeeper: D Conway, F Allen, L Tucker
F Allen for his destructive batting. He is finding the pace so comfortable in Australia.
L Tucker has been taking more responsibility for the Ireland team. This match will also need his good knock for Ireland.
Batters: K Williamson, H Tector, G Dockrell
Ireland middle order batters will have more chances as they might get in too early, given the conditions and the opposition bowlers. So the picks are H Tector and G Dockrell.
K Williamson will find this match beneficial for him to work on his strike rate.
All-rounders: M Santner, C Campher
C Campher will be playing an essential role for the men in green. He has done well in the qualifier, and he is expected to do the same.
M Santner’s variations will make a massive test for the Ireland batters. As Santner is the leading spinner of NZ, he is our definite pick.
Bowlers: T Southee, T Boult, L Ferguson
All three-speed guns of New Zealand will dismantle the Irish batting order. So you must make sure to take advantage of all of them.